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#1 mbeals

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:43 AM

ST is giving away their STM32F3 Discovery boards again. The specs on the chip aren't all that special, but it is a Cortex M4 chip and has some cool on board sensors....and it's free.

http://www.st.com/in...duct/254044.jsp

#2 roadrunner84

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:38 AM

so... where's the free stuff? I can only order them at $10.90. Besides, I don't know, is it allowed to promote non-TI cpu's at this forum?

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:47 AM

so... where's the free stuff? I can only order them at $10.90. Besides, I don't know, is it allowed to promote non-TI cpu's at this forum?

Well, this subforum is "Other Microcontrollers" for a reason.

#4 Fred

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:24 PM

They're only free in the US and Canada. Pretty cheap elsewhere though. A better place for ARM stuff (although mostly TI ARM obviously) is Stellarisiti.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:39 PM

They're only free in the US and Canada.


Damn! :smile:

#6 GeekDoc

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:46 PM

They're only free in the US and Canada. Pretty cheap elsewhere though. A better place for ARM stuff (although mostly TI ARM obviously) is Stellarisiti.


Yeah, the button for the free kit didn't come up until I let the geolocation javascript run.

I ordered one because, hey, free micro! Since they're ARM, porting code to/from Stellaris shouldn't be too tough.
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Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:00 AM

I ordered some - hope they'll approve them. I've been using these STM32 Discovery dev boards for awhile and once you get a good tool-chain working, they're excellent development boards with a good set of peripherals, much more than the Stellaris has (DMA!), but they're quite a steep learning code from the simple stuff.



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:25 AM

Ordered some?

 

/me must remember to double check quantities..... ;)


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#9 mbeals

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:15 PM

Just got mine in the mail today.  Based on my 5 minutes of playing with the blinking light code and looking through some examples, it looks like a fun toy to play with



#10 igor

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:03 PM

I ordered one on 29th or 30th, but still listed as waiting for confirmation.  

Are there others in same boat (i.e. just patience), or any tips (something I could fix in my request?)

 

Thanks

 

By the way - the free button disappeared several days ago, so assume these are no longer available

for free.



#11 mbeals

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:08 AM

I didn't get my confirmation until Dec 3rd.  I believe they check all of these by hand, so it takes a while...especially if you didn't use a corporate or university email address. I also got my order in minutes after this went up on hackaday, so I'm sure I was towards the front of the rush.



#12 WethaGuy

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:33 PM

I ordered one on 29th or 30th, but still listed as waiting for confirmation.  

Are there others in same boat (i.e. just patience), or any tips (something I could fix in my request?)

 

Thanks

 

By the way - the free button disappeared several days ago, so assume these are no longer available

for free.

 

Same boat here.  More than a week, nothing.  They probably canned the samples with the surge of orders.  I'm not expecting anything now.



#13 GeekDoc

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:48 PM

I can't remember when I put in for one, but I got an "order confirmation" on 05 DEC 12.  No shipping notice yet, though.


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:29 AM

Got mine 2 days ago no shipping update ...

It just showed up at my door!

thanks again ST!!!



#15 mbeals

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:36 PM

Got mine 2 days ago no shipping update ...

It just showed up at my door!

thanks again ST!!!

 

same here....no update.  It just showed up a few days later






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